What has the company's practice been? This doesn't necessarily govern your decision, but you may find upon examination that sales administration or payroll does things that the human resources folks are unaware of.
How do competitors handle this? Ask your counterparts in companies against which you compete for sales and labor.
If an employee leaves, when does another salesperson take over the customer accounts? This is probably the most important question, as you will not want to pay a double commission, nor will salespeople be willing to work on accounts for which they receive no pay.
What can your company afford?
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